H-War Content

ToC: International Journal of Military History and Historiography 39, no. 1 (2019).

Table of Contents
pp. 1–6

Britain, Austria, and the “Burden of War” in the Western Mediterranean, 1703–1708
By Caleb Karges
pp. 7–33

The King and His Army: A New Perspective on the Military in 18th Century Brandenburg-Prussia
By Carmen Winkel
pp. 34–62

Plan Z: The Popular Front, Civil-Military Relations and the French Army’s Plan to Defeat a Second Paris Commune, 1934–1936
By Andrew Orr
pp. 63–87

Unsung Heroes? The Rhodesian Defence Regiment and Counterinsurgency, 1973–80
By Evans B. Tsigo and Enock Ndawana
pp. 88–120

Re: Lend Lease

Trying to parse out whether lend lease vs airpower (or seapower, or whatever) had a greater contribution to Allied victory in WW2 would be effectively impossible. Good luck with that! Though I suppose you rolled that hand grenade across the table to get a dialog going.

As to why Lend Lease hasn't gotten the credit it deserves, the simplest (yet multi-faceted) answer is human nature.

Re: Lend Lease

"The issue with the public's knowledge of Lend Lease's importance in WW2 founders on the rocks of whether the general public knows anything about history at all,"
This piece of shrapnel --from Mr. Telenko--at first caused me to laugh (LOL) and then to stop abruptly...

Author: 
John Andreas Olsen, ed.
Reviewer: 
Michael Weaver

Weaver on Olsen, 'Airpower Applied: U.S., NATO, and Israeli Combat Experience'

John Andreas Olsen, ed. Airpower Applied: U.S., NATO, and Israeli Combat Experience. History of Military Aviation Series. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2017. xviii + 413 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-68247-075-6.

Reviewed by Michael Weaver (Air University, Air Command and Staff College) Published on H-War (May, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Re: Lend Lease

Looking at these hand grenade questions:

>>Why have historians, and more broadly the public, seemed immune to the significance of LL?
>>
>>And was LL more critical to victory than air power, however efficacious (or lacking in efficacy) it might have been?

The issue with the public's knowledge of Lend Lease's importance in WW2 founders on the rocks of whether the general public knows anything about history at all, which gets to the failure of the public education system to teach anything.

Pages

H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins
Reviewer: 
Jon Ault

Ault on Adkins and Adkins, 'Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History'

Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins. Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History. New York: Viking, 2018. xxvi + 449 pp. Illustrations. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7352-2162-8.

Reviewed by Jon Ault (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
John A. Wood
Reviewer: 
Martin Clemis

Clemis on Wood, 'Veteran Narratives and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War'

John A. Wood. Veteran Narratives and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2016. 200 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-2223-6.

Reviewed by Martin Clemis (Temple University) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=52089

Author: 
James Hinton
Reviewer: 
Tina M. Peabody

Peabody on Hinton, 'Seven Lives from Mass Observation: Britain in the Late Twentieth Century'

James Hinton. Seven Lives from Mass Observation: Britain in the Late Twentieth Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 190 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-878713-6.

Reviewed by Tina M. Peabody (University at Albany, SUNY) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53209

Author: 
Kelly O'Neill
Reviewer: 
Mara Kozelsky

Kozelsky on O'Neill, 'Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire'

Kelly O'Neill. Claiming Crimea: A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017. 384 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-21829-9.

Reviewed by Mara Kozelsky (University of South Alabama) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53219

Author: 
Sean M. Judge
Reviewer: 
Lewis Bernstein

Bernstein on Judge, 'The Turn of the Tide in the Pacific War: Strategic Initiative, Intelligence, and Command, 1941-1943'

Sean M. Judge. The Turn of the Tide in the Pacific War: Strategic Initiative, Intelligence, and Command, 1941-1943. Edited by Jonathan M. House. Modern War Studies Series. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2018. 296 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2598-7.

Reviewed by Lewis Bernstein (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)